When the new Warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees first hand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials and running. When he reveals himself, and starts to implement reforms to stop the corruption, the local business community, who had been benefiting from the scams, fights back, and the corrupt southern prison system, starts making political trouble for the new warden. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
One man against a cruel system.
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Did You Know?
The real-life gaol used to play the fictitious Wakefield State Penitentiary was The Junction City Prison Farm in Junction City which was about fifty miles out of Columbus, Ohio. The gaol was built in 1904, had been decommissioned two years prior to filming and had had its own history of riot and rebellion. The film's Wakefield Penitentiary is based on both the Tucker and Cummins State Prison Farms in Arkansas. See more
The movie is suppose to take place in Arkansas. However on the vehicles, you can clearly see the OHIO license plates displayed. The movie was filmed about 3 miles west of Juction City, Ohio. See more
Richard 'Dickie' Coombes
Hey, Brubaker, you know something? That's the first time I've heard those guys laugh in fifteen years!
It doesn't bother you, does it?
References Escape from Alcatraz
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Morgan Freeman
when he attacks another inmate See more